SRS Supports Annual Minority Conference

Your mother always told you that manners were important. Students attending this year’s Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) conference connected with the USDA Forest Service and explored job opportunities. MANRRS is a non-profit organization that promotes academic advancement for students through professional development programs, partnerships, competitions, and career opportunities. The MANRRS…  More 

Middle School Students Edit New Natural Inquirer Issue

How do you make a publication for students great? You let students review the publication before it is final! Students at Owen Middle School in Swannanoa, NC became professional editors for a day when they took part in reviewing a U.S. Forest Service publication called Natural Inquirer. The students evaluated an issue called “Standing on the…  More 

Sabbaticals Bring Exciting Innovations to Forest Research

Three U.S. Forest Service scientists will be expanding on current research — or focusing on new or emerging research — as recipients of the SRS sabbatical program. The sabbaticals will give these researchers the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from around the world. “The sabbatical will afford each of the scientists an opportunity to be…  More 

Chief’s Award, International Honors, and Director’s Awards

USDA Forest Service Recognition SRS research hydrologist Ge Sun received one of the highest honors in the agency, the Forest Service Chief’s Honor Award. At a ceremony in December in Washington, DC, Sun received recognition for “Applying Knowledge Globally.” This award recognizes his research productivity, leadership, and partnerships that have furthered understanding of the relationships among…  More 

Hargrove Joins the Ranks of Distinguished Landscape Ecologists

U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Bill Hargrove has been named The U.S. International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) Distinguished Landscape Ecologist for 2017. This is the organization’s most prestigious award. Hargrove becomes the 25th recipient, and just the fourth U.S. Forest Service (USFS) scientist to be recognized as Distinguished Landscape Ecologist since US-IALE began the…  More 

Recruiting the Next Generation of Leaders

On January 9 and 10, deans, department chairs, and career services coordinators from 12 southeastern universities gathered at the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) in Asheville, NC. They were joined by executives, researchers, foresters, human resources professionals, and others from SRS and the Southern Region. The purpose of the meeting was to share…  More 

Serra Hoagland’s Milestone Achievements

Serra Hoagland, biological scientist with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), graduated from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in May with a Ph.D. in forestry. In addition to receiving her Ph.D., she received the honor of being the first Native American to receive a doctoral degree in forestry from NAU, and is only the third…  More 

2015 U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station Director’s Awards

On September 11, Southern Research Station (SRS) Director Rob Doudrick announced the 2015 SRS Director’s Awards, which he will present on November 17th at the SRS All Researchers Meeting in Asheville, NC. The awards follow: Distinguished Science Award – Jeff Prestemon; Research Triangle Park, NC — For distinguished service in conducting a research program to address key policy and…  More 

Forest Service Scientist Makes Tracks with Science Sprouts

The first week of November found U.S. Forest Service scientist Bill Hargrove  making tracks through the Colburn Earth Science Museum in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Dinosaur tracks, that is, and he wasn’t the only one making them. Hargrove, research ecologist with the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, led seven second-grade Science Sprouts on a…  More 

2014 Southern Research Station Director’s Awards

On Tuesday, October 14, Southern Research Station (SRS) director Rob Doudrick presented the Station Director’s Awards to the following: Distinguished Science Award – Kurt Riitters; Research Triangle Park, NC Recognizing global leadership in quantitative landscape ecology research and the development and application of landscape pattern analysis techniques and tools in Forest Service national resource assessments.…  More